His music is eternal, loved as much today as when he was making it. But his style, his charisma, and his pizzaz was just as enthralling— we can all learn from a little bit of Rat Pack wisdom.
"I faced it all and I stood tall and I did it my way."
"You only live once, and the way I live, once is enough."
The big lesson in life, baby, is never to be scared of anyone or anything."
"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy. But the Bible says love your enemy."
"Fly me to the moon."
"You gotta love living babe. Because dying is a pain in the ass."
"I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn't be a staring contest."
"It's your life... don't let anyone else make you feel guilty for living it your way."
"A simple 'I love you' means more than money."
"Lovely, don't you ever change."
"The best revenge is massive success."
"The best is yet to come and won't that be fine."
"Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night— be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniels."